Deluxe Bass Preamp / Overdrive / Boost
All too often, bassists are relegated to the crumbs, either due to time constraints or recording practicality. How many times have you had to record direct or run your signal straight to the PA? This often leaves your tone naked and devoid of character. Enter: the Beta DLX.
What if you had an all-in-one tonal powerhouse that could keep your tone snappy and crisp, with a boatload of options to keep your signal buoyant? The Beta DLX is such a device. By pairing it with your bass, you create a highly sophisticated tonal symbiote and your audience and bandmates will thank you.
The makeup of the Beta DLX is a super-customizable drive circuit that’s paired with a juicy boost. Let’s start with the drive circuit.
Volume, Tone and Gain controls come standard, and each one has an unreal range of flavors, but the five-pack of toggle switches are where the magic happens. The Beta DLX offers up fine-tuning for both channels, but Body, Mids and Clip are within the drive side’s domain. Body adjusts the bass frequencies, while Mids does the same with the midrange frequencies. Clip changes the clipping threshold of the drive side. A bonus trimpot inside lets you adjust the overall gain for this side—truly putting the DLX in Beta DLX.
The Boost section of the Beta DLX gives you a powerful JFET-equipped boost. Yes, you can use it just by itself—a miracle! On this side, the B. Tone control alters the bass frequencies of the boost, while Pre/Post determines whether or not the boost side comes before or after the drive side—use the Pre side to push the drive side into sweet saturation, or use the Post side to kick your drive tone up a notch.
If you’ve ever found your bass tone lacking due to the multitude of hurdles you’re forced to jump, the Beta DLX is your ace in the hole.